Salford-based soap Coronation Street, or Corrie, as it is affectionately known by its millions
of fans, has been showing on TV since 1960, making it the world’s longest running soap
opera. The era-defying show, set in the fictional northern town of Weatherfield, is a British
institution which also has an international audience.
For many theatres, full capacity is the only way they can make a profit, and many venues have decided to postpone reopening until there is more of a guarantee they can fill seats.